Health and Nutrition of Ross, OH Residents

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Fifty percent of Ross residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Ross 50.2%
  • Butler County 49.5%
  • State 49.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.7
  • Butler County 21.6
  • Ohio 21.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.6
  • Ohio 3.6

Meals from fast food or pizza place (#/week)

  • Ross 1.4
  • Butler County 1.9
  • Ohio 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Ross 2.0
  • Butler County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Ross 1.7
  • County 3.9
  • Ohio 3.6

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average Ross resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Fourteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Ross residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Ross 1.9
  • Butler County 1.9
  • Ohio 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 16.0%
  • Ohio 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Ross 14.2%
  • County 21.9%
  • Ohio 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • County 46.6%
  • Ohio 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • Ohio 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Ross 3.6
  • Butler County 2.7
  • Ohio 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.7
  • County 23.1
  • Ohio 22.5

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average height of Ross residents 16 years and older is 63 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 62.9
  • Butler County 67.0
  • Ohio 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 169.3
  • Butler County 180.2
  • State 181.0

Average BMI

  • Ross 29.0
  • Butler County 28.6
  • Ohio 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.8%
  • Butler County 36.5%
  • Ohio 37.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Butler County 48.3%
  • Ohio 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Ross 32.2%
  • County 35.3%
  • Ohio 35.2%

Forty four percent of Ross residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Ross 43.8%
  • Butler County 64.4%
  • State 64.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Ross 20.1%
  • County 24.4%
  • Ohio 23.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 22.3%
  • Ohio 21.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Butler County 3.3%
  • State 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Ross 9.4%
  • Butler County 13.7%
  • State 12.8%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of people living in Ross have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty nine percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 8.9%
  • Ohio 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Ross 59.1%
  • County 45.3%
  • State 47.2%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Ross 2.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ross residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Ross 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Ross residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty one percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Seventeen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Butler County 11.7%
  • State 11.5%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Ross 4.6%
  • County 5.1%
  • Ohio 5.7%

People 40+ that ever had wisdom teeth removed (%)

  • Ross 62.0%
  • County 69.2%
  • Ohio 68.6%

People 40+ that ever had tonsils teeth removed (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 29.9%

People 40+ that ever had a loss of consciousness because of a head injury (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • Butler County 17.3%
  • State 16.2%

People 40+ that ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull (%)

  • Ross 16.7%
  • Butler County 23.1%
  • State 22.1%

People 40+ that ever had two or more sinus infections (%)

  • Here 36.6%
  • Butler County 43.8%
  • Ohio 42.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventy nine percent of people living in Ross are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 78.9%
  • County 74.6%
  • State 75.4%

Twenty three percent of people living in Ross have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty six percent of people in Ross frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty nine percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 23.6%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Ross 22.0%
  • Butler County 24.0%
  • State 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Ross 46.2%
  • County 39.6%
  • State 43.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Ross 28.8%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 19.7%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Thirty seven percent of people living in Ross use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Ross 37.2%
  • County 37.7%
  • Ohio 35.5%

Forty percent of Ross residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Forty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Forty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Thirty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Thirty four percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty eight percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • County 25.9%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • Butler County 27.1%
  • State 27.0%

People who have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much (%)

  • Ross 52.0%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 41.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Ross 60.9%
  • Butler County 52.1%
  • State 51.4%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Ross 42.5%
  • County 27.3%
  • Ohio 27.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Ross 31.8%
  • Butler County 21.4%
  • State 21.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Ross 33.8%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 13.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ross residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Ross 2.3
  • Butler County 2.0
  • Ohio 2.2

Sixty nine percent of people living in Ross have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 2.7 days per month on average. They have 3.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on nine days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 69.2%
  • County 81.2%
  • State 80.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Butler County 10.5%
  • Ohio 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Ross 2.7
  • County 5.2
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Ross 3.3
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Ross 9.3
  • County 24.9
  • State 23.8

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ninety eight percent of Ross residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety seven percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Ross have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Ross were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 34 women. He has vaginal sex with 33 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. People in Ross were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Ross has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Thirty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Ross 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 1.0 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Thirty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

People 18+ that ever had sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) (%)

  • Here 98.4%
  • County 96.9%
  • Ohio 97.3%

Males 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a woman (%)

  • Ross 96.7%
  • County 94.4%
  • State 94.5%

Males 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a woman (%)

  • Here 89.4%
  • County 88.0%
  • Ohio 87.1%

Males 18+ that ever had anal sex with a woman (%)

  • Ross 58.1%
  • County 51.0%
  • State 48.1%

Males 18+ that ever had any sex with a man (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Butler County 5.7%
  • State 5.9%

Females 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a man (%)

  • Here 97.8%
  • Butler County 96.9%
  • State 97.4%

Females 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a man (%)

  • Ross 84.0%
  • County 87.3%
  • State 85.3%

Females 18+ that ever had anal sex with a man (%)

  • Ross 33.5%
  • County 38.5%
  • Ohio 38.7%

Females 18+ that ever had any kind of sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 10.9%
  • Ohio 11.6%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.3
  • Butler County 16.7
  • Ohio 16.7

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 33.9
  • County 27.0
  • Ohio 26.8

Average number of female vaginal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Ross 33.5
  • Butler County 21.9
  • State 21.2

Average age people first performed oral sex on a woman (18+)

  • Ross 21.2
  • Butler County 21.3
  • State 21.6

Average number of woman performed oral sex on in lifetime (18+)

  • Ross 3.7
  • Butler County 5.6
  • Ohio 5.1

Average age people first performed oral sex on a man (18+)

  • Here 21.2
  • Butler County 19.6
  • Ohio 19.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Ross 6.2%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 8.7%

Average number of times people have vaginal or anal sex a year

  • Ross 64.5
  • Butler County 65.0
  • State 61.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Ross 39.2%
  • Butler County 56.4%
  • Ohio 55.1%

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Ross 7.5
  • Butler County 10.9
  • State 11.3

Average number of male vaginal sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 7.2
  • Butler County 9.8
  • Ohio 9.9

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Ross 1.0
  • Butler County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Ross 38.3%
  • County 84.0%
  • Ohio 83.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twelve percent of households in Ross use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Ross 2.9%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ross residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty two percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Ross 6.8
  • Butler County 6.8
  • Ohio 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Ross 32.5%
  • County 31.6%
  • State 31.9%

Forty three percent of Ross residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Ross 42.5%
  • Butler County 52.6%
  • State 51.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of Ross residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty five percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty seven percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 0.9 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Ross 10.8%
  • County 24.2%
  • Ohio 22.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Butler County 40.3%
  • State 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Ross 36.3%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 29.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ross 16.8%
  • County 20.2%
  • Ohio 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ross 37.3%
  • County 43.9%
  • Ohio 42.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • County 6.0
  • Ohio 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Butler County 2.7
  • Ohio 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Ross 0.9
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of Ross residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty eight percent are overweight. Twenty one percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Fourteen percent of people living in Ross have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty six percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Thirteen percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Ross 8.9%
  • Butler County 10.6%
  • Ohio 10.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Ross 4.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Butler County 4.2%
  • Ohio 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Ross 37.8%
  • County 33.2%
  • Ohio 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Ross 21.4%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 19.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Ross 14.0%
  • Butler County 10.4%
  • Ohio 11.8%

People having trouble seeing even with glass/contacts (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Ross 32.5%
  • County 24.4%
  • Ohio 26.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Ross 3.7%
  • County 3.4%
  • Ohio 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Ross 1.7%
  • Butler County 3.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Ross 3.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 0.8%
  • Butler County 2.1%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Ross 2.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • Ohio 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Ross 4.7%
  • Butler County 3.5%
  • State 4.0%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Ross 12.7%
  • Butler County 7.8%
  • Ohio 7.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Ross 2.9%
  • Butler County 3.7%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Ross 2.7%
  • Butler County 2.8%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Butler County 8.6%
  • State 9.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventy three percent of births in Ross were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Ross have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 72.6%
  • Butler County 62.1%
  • State 64.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Ross 27.4%
  • Butler County 37.9%
  • State 35.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.0%
  • County 99.4%
  • Ohio 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Ross 63.8%
  • County 57.8%
  • State 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • County 57.5%
  • Ohio 53.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 18.3%
  • Butler County 20.4%
  • State 23.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Ross 8.6%
  • Butler County 11.4%
  • State 12.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Ross 66.7%
  • County 78.3%
  • State 75.6%

Women that have ever used Depo-Provera or injectables (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • Butler County 15.3%
  • Ohio 15.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • Butler County 18.1%
  • State 18.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Ross report their general health condition on average at 45 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 33 percent of Ross residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Ross are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 56.9%
  • State 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Ross 2.2%
  • County 5.0%
  • Ohio 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 40.0%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 8.7%
  • Ohio 8.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People in Ross spend $390 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Ross spends $102 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $51 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $390
  • County $357
  • Ohio $357

Income spent on food at supermarket/grocery store (%)

  • Ross 23.8%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 23.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Ross $102
  • Butler County $72
  • Ohio $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Ross 5.0%
  • Butler County 4.4%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Ross $143
  • Butler County $140
  • Ohio $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Butler County 7.0%
  • State 6.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $51
  • County $24
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.6%
  • Butler County 1.4%
  • Ohio 1.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Ross report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty three percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Ross population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty three percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Nine percent of people in Ross had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • County 79.1%
  • Ohio 78.7%

People that can hear a whisper from across a quiet room (%)

  • Here 83.2%
  • County 77.6%
  • State 78.0%

People that can hear normal voice from across a quiet room (%)

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 94.6%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Ross 26.6%
  • Butler County 19.7%
  • Ohio 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ross 43.2%
  • County 45.1%
  • Ohio 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ross 8.9%
  • County 16.0%
  • Ohio 15.7%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty four percent of Ross residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Butler County 24.7%
  • State 26.5%

Twenty two percent of Ross residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twenty two percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Ross 21.5%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 18.5%

People limited in amount of work they can do (%)

  • Ross 27.8%
  • Butler County 23.9%
  • Ohio 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Ross 10.3%
  • Butler County 8.3%
  • Ohio 9.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Ross 22.2%
  • Butler County 9.4%
  • State 9.8%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Ross 7.6%
  • Butler County 6.9%
  • State 8.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

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